The University of Kansas Cancer Center is offering a new clinical trial for patients with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It involves a process that takes a patient’s own cells and engineers a custom-made treatment to target their cancer. Dr. Joe McGuirk is enrolling patients for the study.
Dr. McGuirk also commented on the remarkable recovery of Kansas City Chiefs football player Eric Berry, who missed the 2014 season after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and is now back in the lineup for the 2015 season.
In this video he also talks about the survival rate of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma patients, why he wasn’t surprised Berry was back in eight months, whether it’s reasonable to expect Berry will be in top shape after the long layoff, and important takeaways for Hodgkin’s patients.
Also in the video, Haskell Fisher, a lymphoma patient, gives his reaction to Berry’s quick recovery, how Dr. McGuirk helped with his recovery, what advice he has for those going through lymphoma treatment, and his reaction to being cancer-free for two years. B-roll of the office visit with Dr. McGuirk is included.